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WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: betaine, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dimethicone, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, ceramide np, n-prolyl palmitoyl tripeptide-56 acetate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8, n-prolyl palmitoyl tripeptide-56 acetate.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
25% - 30%
Plain old water
12% - 15%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
5.4% - 6.6%
4% - 4.9%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
2.8% - 3.4%
A good emollient helping to soften the skin. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Adds a fragrance to the product
2.1% - 2.6%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.7% - 2.1%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
1.7% - 2.1%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
1.6% - 2%
1.1% - 1.3%
Does not have known skin benefits. Might help create an optical illusion of smoother skin
1% - 1.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 0.95%
A type of hyaluronic acid that works as an excellent moisturizer by attracting water into the upper layer of the skin. Is typically feels less sticky on the skin compared to the usual hyaluronic acid
0.6% - 0.85%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.5% - 0.75%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.5% - 0.75%
0.6% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.5% - 0.7%
Mushroom extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
0.35% - 0.65%
An anti-oxidant. It might be able to neutralize free radicals in skin. The manufacturer claims that it is able to stimulate synthesis of hyaluronic acid in skin, but there is no evidence of effectiveness of this ingredient so far
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.25% - 0.5%
0.35% - 0.65%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.3% - 0.55%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.45% - 0.65%
A grain extract. It might contain compounds that help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.4% - 0.65%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together and softens the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.4% - 0.6%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.3% - 0.55%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.3%
A mineral that is used to improve the texture of cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.25%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.2%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.1% - 0.2%

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